Research Associate - Communications, Learning & Information Processing

London (Greater) (GB)
£39,345 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Thursday, 29 October 2020
End of advertisement period
Friday, 27 November 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job description

To work, in collaboration with the Principal Investigator (Professor Osvaldo Simeone), on an ERC-funded project on fog communication, computing and storage. The main goal of the project is the development of fundamental theoretical insights, via network information theory, communication theory and machine learning, on the optimal performance and operation of fog-aided wireless networks. There will be two posts based in the King's Communications, Learning & Information Processing lab, at the Centre for Telecommunications research within the Department of Engineering. The department is located at the Strand campus of King's, located in the centre of London.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Professor Osvaldo Simeone via email at

There are two posts available and each will be offered on an a full-time, fixed-term contract for 12 months or until 31 January 2022.

Key responsibilities

  • Carry out research on information theory, communications, and machine learning for fog-based networks
  • Write papers and technical reports

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering

  • Background in communications

  • Background in information theory

  • Track record of high quality research publications in peer reviewed conferences and journals.

  • Background in signal processing and machine learning

  • Background in information theory and communications

  • Track record of high quality research publications in peer reviewed conferences and journals.

*Please note that this is a PhD level role but candidates who have submitted their thesis and are awaiting award of their PhDs will be considered. In these circumstances the appointment will be made at Grade 5, spine point 30 with the title of Research Assistant. Upon confirmation of the award of the PhD, the job title will become Research Associate and the salary will increase to Grade 6

This advertisement does meet the requirements for a Certificate of Sponsorship under Home Office regulations and therefore the university will be able to offer sponsorship for this role. 

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